A new patent application from the CME outlines ways in which the rules underlying private blockchains can be rewritten.
A run-down of some of the more notable crypto and blockchain patents seen in 2017.
A new patent filing from Boeing suggests that the aircraft manufacturing giant is looking at how blockchain can help protect in-flight GPS receivers.
In a new application released by the USPTO, Apple describes how it might use a blockchain-based platform to generate and secure timestamps.
Internet services company Verisign may use a blockchain as part of a domain name system services extension project.
Chinese manufacturer Midea Group is trying to patent a way to build bitcoin mining chips into everyday household items, according to public records.
Multinational software provider Oracle is working on a way to bring "fair" governance to permissioned blockchains, according to a patent application.
Investment bank Goldman Sachs has been awarded a patent for its proposed "SETLcoin" cryptocurrency settlement system.
US telecom giant AT&T has been awarded a patent for a kind of home subscriber server backed up by blockchain tech.
Derivatives giant CME Group is looking to patent a way for bitcoin miners to hedge against the risks they face.